ENT (Otolaryngology)

The Division of Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) is part of the Department of Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital. Our ENT physicians care for patients with a wide range of conditions including:

  • Ear infections
  • Nasal problems
  • Sinusitis
  • Voice problems
  • Sleep apnea
  • Swallowing problems
  • Reflux
  • Thyroid problems
  • Tumors of the head and neck
  • Tonsillitis
  • Adenoiditis


The practice is equipped with the latest devices including:

  • Transnasal esophagoscopy – This device allows the doctor to look at the esophagus and perform biopsies by passing an ultrathin scope through the nose without having to give general anesthesia to the patient. This makes the procedures and recovery time shorter than with traditional methods for examining the esophagus.
  • Stroboscopic laryngoscopy – This examination offers a specialized view of vocal fold vibration. Laryngeal stroboscopy involves controlled high-speed flashes of light timed to the frequency of the patient's voice. Images acquired during these flashes provide a slow motion-like view of vocal fold vibration during sound production.
  • Balloon sinuplasty – This procedure is available for the treatment of sinusitis. In this procedure, the doctor threads a guide wire catheter into the nostrils and up into the blockage. The catheter is equipped with a tiny balloon, which is inflated to about a quarter of an inch once inside the passage. The balloon is inflated just enough to open the passageway. Once the passageway is open, the balloon is deflated and withdrawn. There are no incisions or cutting, and therefore no bruising or swelling.
  • Other – We have equipment for swallowing evaluations and a microscope for detailed evaluations of the ear. The practice also has specialized equipment for surgery of the esophagus, larynx, and sinus.

About Our Physicians

All physicians at The Allen Hospital are also on the staff of New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. In addition, each of our physicians is a member of the highly regarded ColumbiaDoctors faculty practice. This means that patients experience the level of exceptional care expected from NewYork-Presbyterian in a personal and accessible environment.


NewYork-Presbyterian/Allen Hospital

ENT (Otolaryngology)
5141 Broadway (at 220th Street)
New York, NY 10034
Telephone: 212-932-4474, 866-NYP-ALLEN